This is a sample of the best-selling Michel Thomas Method Course, offering you a fast-track introduction to Spanish.
Learn another language the way you learnt your own.
You learnt your own language naturally and enjoyably: now you can learn Spanish in the same way.
You'll stick with it because you'll love it.
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"A genuinely new way of learning a language." (Daily Mail)
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"Learning Spanish with Michel was the most extraordinary learning experience of my life: it was unforgettable." (Emma Thompson)
I've actually got the full course from Michel Thomas, it's really effective. Very easy to listen to in the car.
Sounds so easy
Seems like a very charismatic teacher
Michel Thomas is vital to understanding his method
Very tempted to purchase one of his books
Easy as 1,2,3
Being able to say the whole sentence at the end and remembering days later without trying :D
Confident, relaxing and reassuring
At first I thought I would struggle with Michel Thomas's performance as I thought he might be difficult to understand. After listening a few times I found him to be relaxing and this made it easier for me to learn. You feel like you are all sat in a room together just having a chat. I tried to learn Spanish twenty years ago when working in the USA and Caribbean but found it too fast past. We are moving to florida next year so I want to learn again, after listening to the sample I feel confident that with the full version I can be fluent by next year.
This is more an overview of the method and background to this approach rather than a 20-minutes of practice/have-a-go opportunity. The majority of the other language taster downloads from Michel Thomas are the same.It is very good at explaining the method but I think that could have been demonstrated for 20-minutes rather than talked about.
The method itself, finding similar or familiar words.
I have used some vouchers I had to purchase the French set.
This sample is excellent. I would like to buy the full course but can't find it when I search on the Audible site.Why offer the sample if the actual course isn't available?
Very easy to follow and gives a sense of early understanding and progression. Learning a new language seems achievable and I will definitely purchase the course and become proficient in Spanish!
This is a very encouraging start to learning a new language.
As a sampler this is perfect because it does make me want to look for more by Michel Thomas. The twenty minutes passed very quickly.
The bad: The first time the tone sounded to indicate I should speak or listen to one of his students, I nearly jumped out of my skin. It is loud.
In that short period of time!! I look forward to purchasing the full versions one day soon.
It make sentence construction not so hard. It all makes sense. His tone of voice, his way, even hearing the mistakes of the other "learners" has a way of making it all stick!
"Great Learning System!"
Great Learning System!
I enjoyed how he would say a word in Español and I would understand because he takes words similar in English and translates them to Español.
I like Michel Thomas' accent. It makes you want to pay attention.
No it is best in sections. Started the full series and it comes with a PDF and an outline that is very nice to correlate with each lesson. It works for my attention span! 20 minutes or so for each section.
The only thing I did not like was that a beep is given after every question he asks.
"Best language instruction out there bar none!"
The method works amazingly well. I love the two students, they make me feel smart as all heck! The tone is just fine, it is loud to make you stop and figure out what to say; it makes you stop and think.
What I love is that is a few minutes Michel proves to you that you know a lot of Spanish words already just by converting hundreds of words to their similar Spanish pronunciation!
When in just a few minutes of listening I ended up creating 15 and more word long sentences. This totally builds confidence and shocks me with how much I really already know.
Shocked me into realizing I actually could become fluent in Spanish!
I will buy the whole Spanish series and when I finish I am going to learn Mandarin Chinese with Michel!!!
"Not Suited for the Ear"
Alas, the tone directing listeners to turn off listening devices and practice the phrase is much too loud. But the audio needs to be high enough to catch small details of pronunciatiation. This single production failure makes the program worthless to me.
Additionally, I don't like hearing other student errors. I'd rather hear other competent speakers.
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